Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Windy Beaches

Another day that didn't go exactly as planned. Three beaches to visit, but we only made it to two. It was so windy, that it was just a struggle to walk on them. The first one on our list was Arcadia. It's such a pretty beach and we happened to catch it at low tide so you could walk around rocks not normally available.
Arcadia at low tide
That made it possible to see all sorts of crustaceans clinging to the rocks, just waiting for the tide to come back in.
My husband is a driftwood fanatic so he headed up to the stack of logs. I'm not sure where he's going to put this in the car but I better make sure that he doesn't leave the kid behind to make room for it.
Caveman Og going to build big fire
Next on the beach list was Nehalem. We have been to this one before too but it was even windier there and practically deserted except for those that rented horses. Poor horses and poor me who had to actually sit at a picnic table and try to hold on to my lunch--literally. We didn't stay there long.
Entrance to beach
Blowing grasses
So that was it for today. Tomorrow we will try and hit the last one, which we haven't been to before. It's said to have lots of driftwood so Og will be happy.

On a sad note, when we got back to our room, we saw a police vehicle, search and rescue and the Coast Guard flying over the water. A hang glider had taken off from somewhere up on a hill and landed in the water. I don't know how long they searched but called it off about 1/2 hr. after we got back. It was really sad watching it sweep back and forth. I feel for his family and wonder if he lived in the area or was on vacation too.

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